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Student Spotlight: Emily Bartee

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EKU student Emily Bartee has been interning at the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management for four years. As a Homeland Security and Spanish major (who is also earning a certificate in Intelligence Studies), she finds the experience to be the perfect hands-on compliment to her coursework. Here is her story:

Eastern Kentucky University Homeland Security and Fire Science Students Serve as Simulation Cell Controllers in the 2014 Regional Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Drill

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On Wednesday, 16 SEP and Thursday, 17 SEP 2014, twenty student volunteers from the Eastern Kentucky University Homeland Security and Fire Science Degree Programs collaborated with the U.S.

Capstone Earthquake Disaster Exercise

Capstone Earthquake Disaster Exercise

EKU Homeland Security Students completed an earthquake disaster exercise at the Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center in Frankfort, KY June 16-20, 2014. This disaster exercise was conducted by the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management, along with agencies from seven other states. The simulated earthquake response involved all 15 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs).

EKU Online Course Examines Crime in Disasters

Rioting, looting and violence are often reported in the wake of natural disasters and other emergency events. How are crimes associated with disasters?

A new EKU Online course invites students interested in preventing crime to explore everything from natural disasters to emergency situations like the events currently unfolding in Ferguson, Mo.

EKU Homeland Security Professor Visits Swiss Emergency Operations Center

EKU Online Homeland Security Professor Visits Swiss Emergency Operations Center

In emergency management classes taught in the EKU Homeland Security Program, students and instructors often compare the U.S. emergency management system with the systems of other countries.

Faculty Spotlight: Mark Randol

Hi, I am Mark Randol and I teach online courses in domestic terrorism and counterintelligence in EKU’s  Homeland Security Program.

Faculty Spotlight: Herb Pelham

Hello, I am Herb Pelham, an adjunct professor in the EKU Homeland Security Program.  I teach courses in government industrial security, and personnel security studies. I also teach political science at another major university in Kentucky. 

EKU Emergency Management Student Visits FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness

Online Homeland Security Degree - FEMA Visit

My name is Benjamin Geppi , and I am a sophomore from Jarrettsville, Maryland.  I am a Homeland Security major at Eastern Kentucky University.

Faculty Spotlight: Dustin Lewis

Dustin Lewis is an adjunct faculty member at EKU. He teaches courses in hazard mitigation, disaster recovery and preparedness and response. 

Why did you pursue a career in emergency management?

Natural disasters have always fascinated me, and I enjoy studying both the science behind them and the impact they have on the human environment.